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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Friends of Johnston Capital Campaign, 2/1/2014

The Johnston Estate, which is located in Bethlehem Township, is one of the most important parts of the Monocacy Creek.  It is here that spring water is forced to the surface, and energizes the creek with cold, clean water.  The importance of this part of the stream cannot be overstated. 

TU+ Orvis= 1,000 miles reconnected

Friday, January 24, 2014

January 28th Meeting

Join us on Tuesday January 28th as we resume our monthly program schedule.  This month we will be welcoming Dr. Bob Saks as he presents "Czech Nymphing Techniques with European Variations".  Dr. Saks will talk about tips, tricks, and tactics of Czech nymphing along with a discussion of the specific gear used for this highly effective method.  Meeting time is 7pm at the DAR Log cabin on 8th Ave, Bethlehem.  Meeting is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monocacy Chapter Member WINS Tournament

If you get the Outdoor Channel, and you happen to catch the "Fly Rod Chronicles" with Curtis Flemming this week, you will see Monocacy Chapter member Phil Chadbourn and his teammate Shane Becker WINNING the 2013 Harmon's North Fork Invitational at Harmon's Luxury Log Cabin's in West Virginia.  That's right, they won the whole thing, beating some of the best fly fishermen in the country.  The schedule for the show this week is:

Monday, January 13th at 11:00 am,
Friday, January 17th at 7:00 am and 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 18th at 5:30 pm

Friday, January 10, 2014

Skillman Library Special Collections

On an snowy Friday morning, the special collections staff of Diane and Pam did an impressive job of highlighting the amazing collection they have safely tucked away on the second floor of Lafayette's Skillman
Library.  The selected works on display included three large tables worth of books, paintings, sketches, fly's and other collectables.  There were even some bar coasters that had fishing themed motifs stamped on them.  All but the rarest of books were available for browsing, and the staff was happy to show the "hands off" one's to anyone interested.  The breadth of the collection was almost overwhelming; there was so much to look at.  From modern works, to those by Marinario and Fox, to a few early editions of the "The Compleate Angler" dating to the early 1600's, they had a bit of everything.  The angling collection consists of over 500 pieces, which are either part of one of the three "named" collections ( major donated collections), or pieces that have been collected by the Library.  Perhaps the most impressive part of the collection was the enthusiasm of the staff, and their desire to share these works.  They are very proud of the collection and want people to enjoy them.  The entire presentation was professional and first class, from the sign with directions in the lobby, to the warm welcome as people made their way in and  shook off the snow and cold.  The special collections dept. of the Skillman library has roughly 25,000 works in a variety of subjects, and they are constantly adding to those works.  For more information you can contact special collections directly:  A special thanks to the TU members who helped organize this event.
Scottish fishing logs and flies tied by Koch, Harvey and Meck
Salmon flies and books